Michael Giacchino is currently at work on the score for the new Speed Racer movie, but he is already thinking ahead to how he will approach scoring JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. The 2008 Oscar and Grammy nominee talked to the LA Times about how scores for both Racer and Trek will have connections to the original sources, but also stand on their own.
For Speed Racer, Giacchino wants to be sure of a connection to the past
It will have an injection of feeling from the old show, but just on a bigger scale. I have every single score from ‘Speed Racer.’ I found them in Japan on CD, and I love that music. I want to make sure there’s a thread to it, so this feels like it was born out of the show
Giacchino tells the times he will start work on Trek in April, but he already has put some thought into it:
What I am thinking about is how so much amazing music has been written for the series, whether it be for the show or TV or the later shows. There’s so much stuff there that I love, so to have to put something into that world is very daunting.
But, Giacchino still wants to the score to stand alone and sit well with Abrams vision for the film, saying:
In the same way that J.J. took the story and is re-inventing what it is, this is a chance to create something new, thematically, so I am excited about that challenge, but I want it to feel like it deserves to sit up on the shelf with the other ones.
For the full Giacchino interview, goto the LA Times.
For a full list of Giacchino’s works, goto his official site